But then the speedo went bouncing around 0-85 mph , when it does, the water temp gauge will go to max and everywhere in between the higher the speedo reading the higher the water temp and visa-versa and the fuel gauge will drop by a quarter and sometimes to a quarter tank from where it is sitting. The 97 Crown Vic I traded in for a 2000 F-150 did this once or twice also. Then a few times one day, the oil pressure gauge dropped off to zero and with a dash oil light that gets you attention real quick. I was thinking battery or alternator but the truck starts fine and the insts. The crack was near the connector sorry - no pics Ended up with a replacement circuit board installed and everything seems to be back to normal. The dash lights on your 2002 Ford F-150 serves the purpose of illuminating the various gauges and warnings on your instrument cluster.
No, it takes about 5 minutes with simple hand tools. I realized in my haste and slow loss of sanity by now that I have ordered the wrong module, actually it did seem to make the truck shift a little smoother or maybe I was trying to console myself? Even if I don't have that problem, the speedometer sometimes will drop to zero when coming to a stop. For the past week and a half, I always go from Park to Drive. The over-temp decided to get into the picture too. I exited the freeway and stopped. Still the faster you went the fuller the tank.
If I come to a complete stop, it usually takes off just fine. To protect consumers, the federal government passed a law called the Federal Odometer Act. . I think I'd carefully check the powers and grounds to the instrument cluster. I have a 2005 F150 5.
I plan on driving with the same technique so I don't have a problem. So hopefully I'll be set for quite a while. But the speedo decided that it would work when it felt like it, the gas gauge still doing it own thing and sometimes in sync with the speedo, but the gas gauge never being correct in its readings. Lets hope the wallet doesn't get the short end of the stick. I would do this with the battery unhooked. This is what the Ford book reads for this box.
Improper left-hand body apron joints, located on the floor pan, might reduce front-end structural integrity. I started the truck and all seemed normal. Purchase the repair service and send your gauge cluster to: Rapid Transit Services 1205 Vanderbilt Circle Pflugerville, Texas 78660 We offer local repairs. Can I drive my vehicle with cluster removed? I would try disconneting the cluster and leave it unconnected for a period of time and reconnect it. I just reset the codes and all is good. The whole way home they fluctuated and occassionally acted normal. I had the same issue with my gauge cluster after doing some research I came across automotivecircuitsolutions.
Is this something that needs attention immediately or can it wait until he returns? I have been paying attention to see if the problem is worse on rainy days. Then the tach starts its own dance of jumping up and down when it had a mind to with the speedo doing the same. The contact was also informed that the module needed to be replaced and the windshield needed to be resealed. It's illegal to change odometer in most if not all states. The book will say nothing to the sorts that the instruments have anything to do with this box. These last few times that I have driven, the instruments have been right on the money, even the fuel gauge is matching my mileage.
I looked under the dash and didn't see any signs of water leaks everything looks very clean. It is very common for them to get corroded due to leaky windshields and cause all kinds of crazy electrical problems. Solving this problem involves inspecting and repairing the body apron joints in question, which the dealer will do at no charge to the customer. The next morning I put a charger on the battery. Haven't had any problems with the 2000 but do cruise all the boards. Does the condition match the miles on the odometer? The manual shows all these gauges and speedo going through the module.
At this point the tech said he had not seen anything like this and would have to research the problem. His laptop did indicate something happening with the 3-2 downshift. If so, then we can help! In fact, these two recalls exist on opposite ends of a number of spectrums. If I need to back up, I still go from Park to Drive first, then into Reverse. Priority 1-2 day mail Include a note with your shipping address and all issues you are having with your instrument cluster.
Send us your instrument gauge cluster. After about 16 —25 miles happen 3 times so far I would hear a click behind the dash and everything would work again. Anyway…I checked more wires and had my dash tore apart more than most employed mechanics probably do in a busy month. I went to the Ford dealer after work and had the codes checked. I have an eye operation this Friday, but should be back in commission by the following Monday. The transmission and speedometer work fine when I use this technique. Did I forget to say that the oil gauge had gone back to working again at this time? Joe The only thing Ford came up with is they want to pull the instrument cluster and check the speedometer.